the rise of christianity

April 17, 2009

It’s as if Rodney Stark wrote The Rise of Christianity with me in mind. The subject matter of Christianity, and the historical and analytical presentation style are all right up my alley. Through the perspective of a sociologist, Stark dug through the first 300 years of Christianity to see what it was that caused Christianity […]

cities of god

December 18, 2006

When I first saw Cities of God, the subtitle hooked me: The Real Story of How Christianity Became an Urban Movement and Conquered Rome. That captures two passions I’m carrying right now — the need to plant churches in urban areas, and Roman history. How could I not like this book? Truthfully, I didn’t like […]